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Off the shoulder red silk dress

Added Sep 2, 2012

by xrosyposyx

Bristol, United ...






This was a dress I made to go to a friends wedding. I wanted something flattering and 50s inspired with a full skirt and petticoat.

I drafted the pattern so that the princess seams at the bust and side back followed through to the shoulder straps to give a fluid line. This actual dress had to be made in my day off so it actually took 12 hours of constant sewing!

The silk/cotton fabric is from Goldhawk Road in London and feels amazing.

The dress is lined in white cotton and the petticoat is made from tulle and cotton with a ribbon trim.

I have blogged about it here:

Material Notes

red silk/cotton mix with dots. white cotton lining. invisible zip with hooks and eyes




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Silk

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    Sep 3, 2012, 07.35 PMby caireen

    That’s just so gorgeous! I love the colour!

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    Sep 3, 2012, 08.45 AMby Guduline

    Very nice!

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    Sep 3, 2012, 05.15 AMby Lydiamr26

    very pretty

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    Sep 2, 2012, 09.53 PMby mahaila

    Such a cute dress! Perfect for a wedding. Love the colour too!

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    Sep 2, 2012, 04.52 PMby Matidie

    I definitely love the fabric !

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    Sep 2, 2012, 01.29 PMby laracrj

    Oo very nice! I love the way you’ve done the princess seams. Gorgeous fabric too!

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